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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 7: The Ethics of Avoiding the Extremes of Sports

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: Since we've already dealt with the Greek notion of the Golden Mean as applied to Success and the Family, I'm going to dispense once again wit...

Sunday Night Reflections: Being Philando

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Stevon Cook

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of Mission Bit. I have s...

Stop Suspending Our Kids

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

Recently the San Francisco Examiner reported that in the 2013-2014 school year, students with disabilities made up 11% of the high school student popu...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 3: No Right or Wrong Way of Teaching

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

There will be successes and failures, and there will also be some question marks about how it all went, which is very normal when you're breaking new ground. The important thing is a willingness to try, and if you make a mistake, to make it gracefully, and just carry on.

Bayview Community Forum: Voices That Seek a Hopeful Future

Stevon Cook | Posted 05.23.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

As a part of my campaign for the San Francisco Board of Education, I have been engaging students, families, educators, and voters to identify the most pressing issue areas that will affect the future of San Francisco public schools.

Sunday Night Reflections: Hope, Service and San Francisco's Black families

Stevon Cook | Posted 03.16.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

I spent the day visiting my closest friend Leo, his wife Patrice and their son Lathan. To Lathan I'm Uncle Stevon and I'm really proud to call him my ...

Talking Education With Stevon Cook

David Vognar | Posted 05.04.2014 | San Francisco
David Vognar

Stevon Cook, 28, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Education election on November 4, took some time to talk with me about the crucial debate in education over how to help failing schools, along with other issues prominent in the campaign.

Ernie Chambers: Not Pledging Allegiance

David Moshman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
David Moshman

Outspoken civil rights activist and Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers' conception of the downtrodden includes students coerced into going along with a pledge they don't wish to say in order to avoid bullying from peers for their nonconformity.

PAC Money Floods California School Board Races, Targets Incumbent

San Jose Mercury News | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

With an unprecedented surge of cash from charter schools and their high-tech backers, normally low-profile school board campaigns have morphed into bi...

Missing the Bus

Rachel Adams | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Rachel Adams

For the next week, we schlepped Henry on the subway every morning. This meant that either my husband or I got to work late, but it saved him the grueling trip to school. Meanwhile, the horror stories started to come in.

In Search of the Elusive Reform-Minded School Board Member

Peter Meyer | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

What most people don't understand is that managing failure is just as hard as managing success. And this is, I believe, part of the reason school boards don't improve schools.

Teen Candidate Faces Mom's Opposition

Ridgewood Patch | James Kleimann | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

But a week later his mother Jeanne said the teen should focus on schoolwork when he begins his freshman year as a nursing student at Caldwell College....

What's Wrong With the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Linda Flanagan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Bullies are universally loathed because their casual cruelty leaves a scar on your soul. But NJ's exhaustive law, which elevates everyday conflict into a state of emergency, seems both ill-conceived and a waste of scarce resources.

School Board Member's Victory Over Lifelong Struggle With Illiteracy

Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The metamorphosis is as quick as the turn of a page: John Zickefoose is a hyperactive goose, a laid-back bear, a monkey, a tiger. The children at th...

Astoria Characters: The Sunny-Side-Up Cook

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emilio Pino is always the only guy in the kitchen at Hellgate, Astoria's Cheers, so it seems a bit pretentious to call him the chef.

High School 'Limbo Lounge' Officially Now 'Hell'

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

Well the verdict is in. The judge made his determination that the failing schools Joel Klein tried to close without any due process could not be closed.

Texas Board Of Ed Bans Children's Book Over Marxism Mix-Up

Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Traci Shurley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In its haste to sort out the state's social studies curriculum standards this month, the State Board of Education tossed children's author Martin, who...

Mayor Bloomberg Retains Control Of NYC's Public Schools

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City's hastily appointed seven-member Board of Education has voted to reappoint Schools Chancellor Joel Klein with full authority to run the ...

Smack Down on Education: WWE's McMahon Nominated for CT State Board of Education

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mary Ann West

In the you can't make this stuff up category, Connecticut's Governor Jody Rell has nominated WWE's CEO Linda McMahon to the 11-member state Board of Education.